Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.32%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Clean Technology , Energy and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP ), which rose 3.75% or 3.38 points to trade at 93.66 at the close. George Weston Limited (TSX: WN ) added 2.70% or 3.80 points to end at 144.74 and Emera Incorporated (TSX: EMA ) was up 2.04% or 1.22 points to 61.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nuvei Corp (TSX: NVEI ), which lost 8.04% or 6.00 points to trade at 68.64 in late trade. Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TSX: CPG ) declined 5.92% or 0.38 points to end at 6.04 and Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) shed 5.13% or 0.86 points to 15.91.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 706 to 333 and 121 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 12.38% to 12.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.95% or 16.95 to $1771.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.22% or 0.87 to hit $70.42 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.32% or 0.98 to trade at $73.41 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.42% to 0.7775, while CAD/EUR fell 0.16% to 0.6907.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 96.535.

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